Revok + Jim Darling
is a mixed media artist living and working in California.
Darling grew up in the suburbs of Dallas where he spent his time at the creek making forts and exploring. More often than not, he found himself grounded. When he wasn't climbing out the window he was usually drawing As a junior in high school he took his first art class. As a senior he realized art school was an option.
Darling received his BFA in graphic design from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver. That is where he met his wife Tina, who he collaborates with often. Day to day Jim works as a creative director / designer in addition to the artwork and he is now a father of two.
Darling's gallery work ranges from intricate ink drawings, layered wood work with illustrative painted skins, to freestanding sculpture. Outside, Jim expands his tool set by including found objects and materials. His subject matter lives between play and real. Large issues are often looked at in simplistic terms and are usually juxtaposed by intense detail.
Find out more at http://jimdarling.com/
Born in Riverside, California in 1977, Los Angeles based artist Revok
discovered art through his father's collection of 60's & 70's album covers, comic books, and skateboarding. In 1990 Revok began sneaking out of the 2nd story window of his parents home to write graffiti around his neighborhood...21 years later not much has changed despite numerous arrests, jail time and fines in the U.S. and overseas.
Revok enjoys traveling and painting graffiti. He was recently the target of a political war against graffiti and street art led by Los Angeles city attorney Carmen Trutanich and the L.A. Sheriffs department. His work explores the struggle between opposing perspectives that is perpetual action around us in our shared common spaces.
In 2011 Revok was featured in Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles' in the "Art In The Streets" exhibition. The Pasadena Museum of Contemporary art's "Street Cred", "Perseverance" at KNOWN gallery and "Triumph & Tragedy" in Hamburg's Vicious gallery. REVOK's latest body of work "Ordinary Things" features dozens of assemblages created with pieces of Detroit's lost and forgotten areas. The recent body work has been shown over the past 6 months to worldwide acclaim at galleries in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and London.